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eI remember the day you were born. We had all been waiting so eagerly to finally meet you. It was cold that morning. Your momma wasn’t doing well with being pregnant and they had to get you out fast. Grandma wouldn’t let me come to the hospital until she knew you were ok. You were beautiful, and perfect, and you let me hold you. I loved you from the minute I laid eyes on you.

I remember when you were 6 months old, how you cried constantly. The doctors finally figured out that your skull had fused too soon. They operated and fixed it, and they shaved your beautiful curls. We didn’t know how much damage had been done. But you bounced back right away and you hardly cried at all after that.

You were the most beautiful child, you still are. So sweet and so smart and so into everything. You were my best little buddy. And every time I saw you I fell in love all over again.

You’re growing up into a smart and talented girl. You do things now that I’ve never been able to do. You’re kind and funny and you have a great sense of who you want to be.

Don’t ever let anyone tell you that there’s something you can’t do or that you’re not good enough. You can do anything and be anything and go anywhere you want. And I will be right there cheering you on.

I love you with all my heart Baby Bear, and I always will.


Aunt Erin